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What Should I Read Next?

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The BookGossip is an Elgin County Library column dedicated to introducing you to newly purchased library items that we think you'll love! 

Click on a cover to place a hold on one of the books from the latest BookGossip issue.

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Check out the Just Added titles on OverDrive and Libby for new ebooks and eaudiobooks!


NoveList Plus is your one-stop guide to great reading. Log in to NoveList to find your next read. Filled with book recommendations, book lists, reviews & more!

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NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus is your one-stop guide to great reading for kids. Finished a book but not sure what to read next? Log in to NoveList K-8 for book recommendations.

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Genre Newsletters

Sign up to receive monthly genre/topic newsletters directly to your email. Follow collections that interest you: Armchair Travel (features the best in travel writing), Biography & Memoir, Christian Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction, History & Current Events, Home Garden, New York Times Bestseller lists, Picture Books and more.

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Calling all Teens! Sign up for a monthly curated box of books with Library Loot Boxes for Teens 13+. Pick a genre and get 2 hand-picked books (plus some extras) packaged up for you!

Try a different genre each month or stick with what you know!

Do you have a suggestion for an item you would like to see added to the library’s collection? Submit your suggestion by filling out the Suggest a Purchase form.

Elgin County Library Holiday Hours

Saturday, December 23 at 1pm, all ECL branches are closed

December 24 – January 1, all ECL branches closed

Tuesday, January 2, all ECL branches open for regular hours

Our digital library is open all day every day!